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Ryo Miyaichi Heading For Burn Out?

Bolton boss Owen Coyle has revealed he’s concerned on-loan Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi could burn himself out this season if they dont take steps to protect him

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has revealed he’s concerned on-loan Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi could burn himself out this season.

Miyaichi joined the Trotters from Arsenal on loan in January until the end of the season and has been a huge hit at the Reebok Stadium so far.

The 19-year-old has started in Bolton’s last seven games and has put in a string of impressive displays on the wing, including a man-of-the-match performance against fellow relegation strugglers Wolves at the weekend.

Now manager Coyle is worried that the Japanese youngster could burn himself out if they don’t protect him in the rigorous Premier League run-in. Coyle is quoted on Sky Sports News as saying:

“For Ryo’s part, there has been an awful lot asked of the kid, with the amount of games he’s had. I thought he was feeling it a little bit in his legs at the end of the (Wolves) game,” he said.

“We will need to get him rested up as best as we can to make sure he’s ready to play a part this weekend.

“I look at Ryo and young Mark Davies, and when they come bursting into the game, as a football lover that’s exactly what I want to see. I’d pay money to go and see that type of player.

“They glide by tackles and get themselves into the box, try to get a shot away, draw challenges. It’s exciting to see.

“What is important is that my younger players are getting better.”



  1. Silentstan

    April 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    A 19 yo burnt out after 7 games, what crap

    • H

      April 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Stupid comment. He played 30 mins all season before moving to Bolton so playing in the premier league for 2 months straight will be a huge change. He played in holland half of last year but the premierleague is the hardest/most physical league in the world.
      You assume premiership football is like a kick about in the park.

  2. fowler

    April 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    It does seem strange that he could get burnout with only 7 games played once a week and he played about 13 games in a row for feyenoord last year.

    However at least owen coyle is looking after our players and the making sure their fitness is the main priority as we have had some terrible loan deals for our youngsters in the last few years.

    Coyle might just be focused on keeping wenger happy so he can get afobe, ozyakup or another talented youngster next year.

  3. wambam

    April 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    silentstan not staying silent shocker!

    if you’d played sport at any advanced level you would know that a rapid step up in performance levels such as Ryo has gone through in the last 2 months causes a mental drain as well as can leave the body open to stress injury of joints.

  4. nicky

    April 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Quite right. Advanced level football is something quite different from that understood by most of us.

  5. Alex L

    April 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    ‘what crap’ Come on, it wouldn’t over exert you to put two and two tegether. Do you really blame Coyle for being a bit protective over a kid when he’s just had one of his fit healthy and young players basically drop dead on a football pitch. To right he’s worried about burn out!

    • karis

      April 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      i dont recall anyone droping dead. pls have some some heart.

  6. And_Arsene_Said

    April 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Yes better rest then have a Rio MyAchey.
    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    • AidanGooner

      April 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      You should have.

  7. atid

    April 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Coyle is just being cautios after the muamba incident. that said to compare the dutch league with an epl relegation dogfight its just ridiculous. even an epl end of season nothing to play for but pride match is more extreme than an ajax v feyernood match. the 2 leagues are worlds apart i would go as far to say that there is not a league like ours anywhere in the world and the closest you would get is the championship followed by div 1 and div2. I have coached in 4 european countries as well as the middle east the states and asia

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